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Everything you need to know about Himachal Pradesh: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Himachal Pradesh: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Hockey Bihar drubs Hockey Himachal 7-0

May 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Hockey continues to captivate the spectators at the ongoing 5th Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Hockey Championship-2015 (B Div.)

AICTE CMAT 2015 Results Declared

March 26, 2015 at 10:12 AM

The results of the CMAT February 2015 session has been declared on the official website where students can the results online.

Republic Day Security: Delhi Police organized interstate Co-ordination meeting

January 18, 2015 at 4:46 PM

An interstate co-ordination meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination in order to address various issues related to policing in NCR was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Police (CP)/Delhi at PHQ.

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Narasimhan begins second term as Andhra Pradesh governor

May 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday was sworn-in as the governor of Andhra Pradesh for a second consecutive term.

Two cases of suicide in Gurgaon

May 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Gurgaon, May 2 (IANS) In two separate incidents of suicide here, a senior official with a private firm jumped from the fourth floor of a building while an executive with another company was found hanging in her rented accommodation Wednesday, police said.

'Chinese chopper violated Indian air space'

May 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Admitting to violation of Indian airspace by Chinese helicopters in March this year, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said these incidents were taken up with Beijing through diplomatic channels.

Himachal Congress to project 'united face'

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday announced it would stage public rallies in the state beginning this month to project its united face in the run up to assembly polls due later this year.

Discuss Telangana issue outside parliament: Chidambaram

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Members who supported the cause of a separate state of Telangana should hold discussions outside the house and not disrupt parliament, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday.

10-year moratorium must on selling land: Himachal panel

April 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Shimla, April 30 (IANS) To check frequent sale and purchase of a piece of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, the government should impose a moratorium for 10 years, says a commission appointed by the state government.

BJP was soft on Bangaru: Shanta Kumar

April 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Dharamsala, April 29 (IANS) Had the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) acted well in time, it would not have to face the embarrassment of one of its top leaders being convicted in a bribery case, senior party leader Shanta Kumar said here Sunday.

Narasimhan, Sankaranarayanan reappointed Andhra, Maharashtra governors

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday re-appointed E.S.L. Narasimhan and K. Sankaranarayanan as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.

Top woman Maoist leader surrenders in Orissa

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Malkangiri, Apr 28 (ANI): Disillusioned by the Maoist ideology, a top woman rebel commander Nirmala, involved in various incidents of violence, surrendered before the police in Orissa's Malkangiri District.

Himachal Congress tries to put house in order (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Shimla, April 28 (IANS) As Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls for its 68 assembly seats later this year, the faction-ridden opposition Congress has begun an exercise to put its house in order with the hope of ousting the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Himachal Pradesh goes for universal apple cartons

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, among India's major apple producers, Friday decided to introduce universal cartons to improve apple shelf life and compete with imported apples, an official here said.

Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be declared the next day, an official said here Friday.

Suspended Congress MPs protest over separate Telangana state in Delhi

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Suspended Lok Sabha lawmakers of the Congress Party from Andhra Pradesh continued to demand the formation of a separate Telangana state, shouting anti-government slogans inside the parliament premises on Thursday.

11 killed, 88 abducted by Maoists till April

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A total of 88 people were abducted and 11 of them killed in six Maoist affected states till April 17 this year, parliament was informed Thursday.

ISRO successfully launches RISAT-1

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sriharikota, Apr 26 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully launched the Radio Imaging Satellite -1 (RISAT-1) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, slated for 2014, will have to wait till the country's space agency flies two of its heavy rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) - successfully, a top official said Thursday.

Indian rocket successfully launches Risat-1 satellite

April 26, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) On an early Thursday morning, an Indian rocket successfully launched into orbit a microwave Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) from the spaceport here in Andhra Pradesh, around 80 km from Chennai.

Second swine flu death reported in Himachal

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.

Currency case: Petition against Karmapa dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) A petition opposing the dropping of criminal charges against Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in a currency seizure case registered last year, was Wednesday rejected by the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

Roerich row: Himachal counters Russian embassy remarks

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday objected to the Russian embassy's allegation that it was trying to take over the trust managing late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's estate in Kullu.

From Chinese agent to innocent monk - flipflops on Karmapa

April 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Dharamsala, April 25 (IANS) From a Chinese agent to an alleged accumulator of ill-gotten wealth to innocent monk -- the official line of the Himachal Pradesh administration on Tibetan religious head and 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is a tale of flipflops.

Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not used for which it was meant, the property vests with the government, says a commission appointed by the state government.

Speculation mounts of changes in Congress, two ministers deny quit offer

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Speculation of a rejig in the Congress and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government increased Tuesday following reports that four ministers had offered to quit to work for the party. Two ministers later denied they had written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi offering to quit.

57 people die of swine flu in India

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As many as 57 people have died, mostly in Maharashtra, of swine flu in the country till April 18 this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political battle, five Congress ministers have reportedly offered to quit to strengthen the party.

Himachal to drop charges against Karmapa

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Shimla, April 24 (IANS) In a major relief for Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday decided to drop a criminal case related to the seizure of Indian and foreign currency worth Rs.70 million from his monastery.

Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12

April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.

Government losing its way in Maoist minefield

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two Italians kidnapped in Odisha, then a legislator and now a collector in Chhattisgarh. The high profile abductions have again focused attention on the government strategy to counter Maoists and even officials are asking whether there is any clarity of thought in the twin approach of development and military action.

Himachal to drop charges against Karmapa

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Shimla, April 24 (IANS) In a major relief for Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday decided to drop a criminal case related to the seizure of unaccounted Indian and foreign currency from his monastery.

Congress MPs from Telangana suspended from Lok Sabha

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eight Congress MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh were suspended from the Lok Sabha for four days for causing disruptions in the house over the issue of separate statehood to the region.

Illegal sand mining rampant in Uttar Pradesh

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Unnao, Apr 23 (ANI): Illegal sand mining continues unabated in Uttar Pradesh with numerous tractors and earthmover machines seen operating at such mining sites.

Roerich row: Russia seeks Indian government's intervention

April 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Russia has accused the Himachal Pradesh government of 'behaving in a rude and uncivilised manner' over the working of the trust that manages late Russian painter Nicholas Roerich's multi-crore-rupee estate in the picturesque Kullu Valley.

'Builders destroying Himachal's ecology'

April 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a report by a state government-appointed commission.

Himachal Congress legislators knock on Sonia's door (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Not too sure of an anti-incumbency wave carrying them to victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, opposition Congress legislators have knocked on party president Sonia Gandhi's door.

Monica Bharti new Himachal Youth Congress chief

April 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Monica Bharti, daughter-in-law of former MP Chander Kumar, is the newpresident of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC), a party official said here Saturday.

Norwegian hydropower firms express interest in India

April 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian hydroelectricity technology providers showed considerable interest in the Indian hydropower sector with around 80 experts from 35 Norwegian companies participating in the Hydropower India exhibition that concluded Saturday.

Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world and could fuel 25 percent of the country's nuclear plants.

Dhumal wants lower interest rate on NABARD loans

April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday called for a cut in the interest rate on the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) loans saying high rates would hit rural projects in the state.

Himachal may get more snow

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological department said Friday.

Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world.

Shimla's museum to showcase miniature paintings

April 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state's rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase rare miniature paintings.

Bulgaria opens consulate in Hyderabad

April 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Bulgaria is all set to open its consulate in Hyderabad following the appointment of Y. Kiran Kumar, chief executive officer of Suchir India -- a major infrastructure player, as honorary consul.

Joshi emphasizes on infrastructure development for India's growth

April 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Punchkula (Haryana) Apr 19 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. CP Joshi on Thursday said that a qualitative infrastructure development is a must for the growth of the country.

I've said nothing wrong against Virbhadra: Kejriwal

April 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said apologising to union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh over remarks against him was not needed as he had only presented facts about Singh.

Himachal never planned stadium at Annandale ground: BJP

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Thursday refuted allegations that the state government wanted to take possession of Shimla's Annandale ground for constructing a multipurpose stadium.

India's first RFID technology toll comes up near Chandigarh

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Chandimandir (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) India's first RFID (radio frequency identification) -based electronic toll plaza was inaugurated on National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Chandimandir in Haryana's Panchkula district.

Many oppose stadium at Annandale, Shimla's green lung

April 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) As the Himachal Pradesh government and the Indian Army fight it out over controlling Shimla's historical, verdant and picturesque Annandale ground, many residents are dead set against the state's move to set up a multipurpose stadium in the area.

Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said 'national security is more important than a cricket ground', alluding to the alleged government move to dispossess the army of the Annadale ground in Shimla.

Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 districts, a top official said here Wednesday.

Indian Army empowered to fast-track special equipment for commandos

April 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Stung by Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over gaps in defence preparedness, the government Tuesday decided to fast-track army acquisition and projects and as a first step, empowered the army to buy equipment for special forces commandos.

Himachal government in league with land mafia: Congress

April 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of being "in league with the land mafia" in the state.

Eight women killed in Himachal accident

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Eight women were killed and 26 other people were injured when an over-crowded multi-utility vehicle carrying a marriage party skidded off the road and rolled down a 40 feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday, police said.

Seven killed in Himachal road accident

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 others injured when an over-crowded multi-utility vehicle carrying a marriage party skidded off the road and rolled down a 40 feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday, police said.

Civilian slip puts army on sticky ground in Himachal

April 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) When a public relations officer of the Indian Army issued a routine official press note on the strategic significance of the Annandale ground in Shimla, little did he realise that an attachment, which he inadvertently sent along with the e-mail, would explode into a major controversy.

No differences between Himachal Govt. and army on land row issue: Brig. Sharma

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Shimla, Apr 17 (ANI): Brigadier A K Sharma of the Army's Western Command has said the relation between army and the Himachal Pradesh Government is cordial and added that land row would be resolved soon.

Dhumal meets PM as Army moves to resolve Annadale ground row

April 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday took up his government's row with the Army over possession of Annadale ground in Shimla with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh even as Army chief Gen V.K. Singh said he would speak to the chief minister to resolve the issue.

Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security

April 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned that any unilateral decision could prove to be dangerous.

Dhumal raises Annadale ground row; Army beats hasty retreat

April 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The downhill slide in the army-civilian ties in Himachal Pradesh over ownership of the Annadale ground in Shimla reverberated in Delhi Monday with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it at the internal security meet attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Madhya Pradesh pitches hard for shifting Asiatic lions from Gujarat

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Monday said Gujarat's opposition to the translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir forests should be rejected because the state has already done the preparations to house the big cats in Kunopal sanctuary.

BJP protests hike in electricity tariff in Andhra Pradesh

April 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists staged a protest here on Monday against the hike in electricity tariff.

Honour killing: 25-year old man killed in Punjab

April 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Balachaur (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) In yet another incident of 'honour killing', a 25-year-old man lost his life Monday minutes after he had lunch with his newly-wedded wife at a roadside eatery near Punjab's Balachaur town as the brothers of the girl allegedly pumped bullets into him for marrying against their wishes.

Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict

April 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during the chief ministers' conference even as the army sought to clear the air by saying 'there is no conflict with the state'.

Centre to convene crucial CMs meet on Internal Security today

April 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM

A crucial meet of Chief Ministers of all states is set to begin today in New Delhi for discussing on country's internal security concern and strengthening intelligence capabilities and border securities......

Shimla ground row: Dhumal demands apology from army

April 15, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Shimla/New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The tussle between the Himachal Pradesh government and the army over the ownership of Annandale ground in Shimla escalated Sunday with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal threatening to file a defamation suit if the army did not apologise for alleging that 'gimmicks' were being played to get the ground's possession.

BJP defends Himachal govt. in land dispute case with Army

April 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Patna, Apr 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday defended its Himachal Pradesh government over the land dispute case with Army.

Congress expresses concern over land dispute Army and Himachal Government

April 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): After the Indian Army censured the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for demanding possession of the 'strategically important' Annandale ground for developing a multipurpose stadium, Congress on Sunday said the simmering land dispute between the state government and the army was a very serious matter.

Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation

April 15, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground here, which has been in possession of the army since World War II.

Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation

April 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground, which has been in possession of the army since World War II.

Nabard's Rs.15 bn fund to help women's self-help groups

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) will create a Rs.15 billion fund to cater to women's Self-Help Groups in economically weaker districts in the country, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said Saturday.

Height of cricket diplomacy: Indian, British MPs play ball

April 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Dharamsala, April 14 (IANS) It was cricket in the clouds with some diplomacy thrown in as well. A group of parliamentarians from India and Britain played a cricket match in this picturesque Himachal Pradesh town, located at an altitude of 4,000 feet, with a Briton expressing the hope that this would help improve bilateral trade relations.

Indian MPs beat British MPs in Twenty20

April 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Dharamsala, April 13 (IANS) A century by former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin and four wickets for 27 runs by skipper Anurag Thakur helped Indian Parliamentarians to score a 56 runs win over British Parliamentarians in a friendly Twenty20 match played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPPCA) Stadium here Friday.

Dhoni lacks intelligence: Azhar

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Dharmasala, April 13 (IANS) Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin Friday said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lacks 'a bit of intelligence' when it comes to leading the team in Test cricket.

MCD: BJP not fulfils even a single promise, Congress says

April 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Jai Prakash Agarwal said that promises made by the BJP during the MCD elections in 2007

Three killed in Himachal bus accident

April 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed and 26 injured when a private bus skidded off the road and rolled down the hill near Hamirpur town in Himachal Pradesh Thursday, police said.

Northeast extortion group with Mumbai links

April 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Itanagar, April 12 (IANS) A militant outfit Thursday threatened those involved in the illegal trade of coal, timber and stone from two Arunachal Pradesh districts. Police say it is headed by a former sharpshooter of Mumbai's 'D Company' and the threat is meant to extort money from traders.

Save girl child, say Kajol, Sushmita

April 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) People who do things like that are sick in their head, actress Kajol has said condemning the death of three-month-old Afreen who was battered by her father in Bangalore. Former beauty queen Sushmita says anyone who can do such a hideous thing should be punished.

STel, Etisalat told to restore services till licence expires

April 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator Wednesday directed STel and Etisalat to resume their services in full till their licences are actually cancelled following a Supreme Court order.

Fresh snow in Himachal

April 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches Wednesday got a fresh spell of snow, plummeting temperatures by several notches.

Earthquakes in India : A chronology

April 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:

Himachal Youth Congress re-poll April 19

April 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Re-polling will be held April 19 to elect the president of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC) after the election of Union Minister Virbhadra Singh's son was declared null and void, an official statement said here Wednesday.

Buying dream cottage in Himachal may get tougher

April 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Buying an ultra-luxury cottage or a flat in the idyllic settings of Himachal Pradesh will get tougher and costlier if the state government accepts a commission's report recommending scrapping of the Himachal Pradesh Apartment and Property Regulation Act of 2005.

Announce chief minister candidates early: Virbhadra

April 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Himachal Pradesh Congress leader Virbhadra Singh Tuesday asked the party high command to declare the chief ministerial candidate before assembly elections in the state later this year.

Strategic bridge in Arunachal opened

April 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has got its longest bridge - 720 meters long. It is strategically important for the Indian Army to move troops and equipment to the difficult terrain along the China border.

Delhi prepared for swine flu

April 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With swine flu cases being reported from various parts of the country, the Delhi government Tuesday said hospitals in the capital were prepared to deal with the virus.

Less than 12 percent of Shimla's sewage treated: CAG

April 10, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Less than 12 percent of the total sewage generated in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla is treated, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.

States' demand for 'green bonus' legitimate: Ashwani Kumar

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Acknowledging Himachal Pradesh's demand for special incentives to preserve its ecology, Union Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar Monday favoured grant of "green bonus" to the state.

Indian, British MPs to play T20 match

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Dharamsala, April 9 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 matches at the picturesque stadium here, the venue is all set to host a friendly match between Indian and British MPs April 13, a statement said here Monday.

CAG raps Himachal for supplying inferior foodgrains

April 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh supplied 2,066 tonnes of substandard pulses and 1,167 tonnes of inferior foodgrains to consumers from 2006-11, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.

Congress legislators want seniors to come together (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)

April 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Young Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh are leaving nothing to chance in the run up to the assembly polls later this year and trying to end the tussle for supremacy among senior leaders for ousting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Spice Board to set up 10 parks for Rs.167 crore

April 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Spice Board of India will set up 10 parks at different places across the country this year, investing Rs.167 crore, to benefit producers and exporters.

Be sensitive to women's requirements: Jairam Ramesh

April 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is linked to the empowerment of women.

95 percent schools lack RTE infrastructure

April 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Two years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, more than 95 percent of schools across India still don't comply with RTE standards for infrastructure, a study suggests.

Himachal needs policy to check illegal mining

April 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Shimla, April 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh needs a comprehensive mining policy and requires to put in place a system to check illegal mines, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.

First swine flu death in Himachal

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.

Andhra Pradesh liquor scam: Protests erupt after probe team chief transferred

April 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Hyderabad, Apr.7 (ANI): Protests erupted in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday after the officer heading the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) probe team into the liquor scam in the state was transferred.

Conditions of MCD schools worst under BJP rule: DPCC

April 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Thursday express displeasure at the condition of MCD schools in the capital and alleged the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) that is in power at Municipality level for not providing better infrastructure for children to study........

Proposed 'Supra-State' irks Arunachal Government

April 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Itanagar, Apr 7 (ANI): Reacting strongly to any alleged move by the Centre to offer "maximum autonomy with administrative and financial control" to Nagas, including those living outside Nagaland, the Arunachal Pradesh Government has rejected any proposal to make its districts part of the 'Greater Nagalim'.

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